Democracy is a system of government in which power is held by the people, either directly or through elected representatives. It involves a commitment to individual rights, freedom of speech, and the rule of law. This approach can create a more inclusive and equitable system of governance that prioritizes the needs and preferences of the majority. However, there are concerns about the potential for majority tyranny and the exclusion of minority voices. Additionally, democratic decision-making can be slow and cumbersome, and may not be well-suited to addressing urgent or complex issues.